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What’s Hot in December, 2010? Best Selling Kids’ Books, New Releases, and More …

By Bianca Schulze, The Children’s Book Review
Published: November 2, 2010

Here’s the scoop on the most popular destinations on The Children’s Book Review site, the most coveted new releases and bestsellers.

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THE NEW RELEASES

The most coveted books that release this month:

Witch & Wizard: The Gift Witch & Wizard: The Gift

by James Patterson

(Young Adult)

Artemis the Brave (Goddess Girls) Artemis the Brave (Goddess Girls)

by Joan Holub

(Ages 8-12)

Up and Down Up and Down

by Oliver Jeffers

(Ages 4-7)

Dawn And The Impossible Three (The Babysitters Club) Dawn And The Impossible Three (The Babysitters Club)

by Ann M. Martin

(Ages 8-12)

THE BEST SELLERS

The best selling children’s books this month:

PICTURE BOOKS

Llama Llama Holiday Drama Llama Llama Holiday Drama

by Anna Dewdney

(Ages 0-5)

It's a Book It’s a Book

by Lane Smith

(Ages 4-8)

Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique

by Jane O’connor

(Ages 4-8)

LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

by Simon Beecroft

(Ages 7 and up)

Art & Max Art & Max

by David Wiesner

(Ages 4-8)

CHAPTER BOOKS

The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero: The Heroes of Olympus, Book One       The Heroes of Olympus, Book One: The Lost Hero

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-12)

The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1) The Red Pyramid (The Kane Chronicles, Book 1)

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9-11)

Crescendo (Hush, Hush) Crescendo (Hush, Hush)

by Becca Fitzpatrick

(Ages 14 and up)

Luka and the Fire of Life: A NovelLuka and the Fire of Life: A Novel

by Salman Rushdie

(Ages 10 and up)

Torment (Fallen)Torment (Fallen)

by Lauren Kate

(Young Adult)

PAPERBACK BOOKS

Hush, Hush Hush, Hush

by Becca Fitzpatrick

(Ages 14 and up)

The Book Thief The Book Thief

by Markus Zusak

(Ages 14 and up)

Fallen Fallen

by Lauren Kate

(Ages 12 and up)

Witch & Wizard: The Gift Witch & Wizard: The Gift

by James Patterson

(Young Adult)

The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

(Ages 10 and up)

SERIES BOOKS

by Rick Riordan

(Ages 9 to 12)

Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset Hunger Games Trilogy Boxset

by Suzanne Collins

(Ages 12 and up)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Box of BooksDiary of a Wimpy Kid

by Jeff Kinney

(Ages 9 to 12)

The Twilight Saga CollectionThe Twilight Saga Collection

by Stephenie Meyer

(Ages 12 and up)

The Immortals Boxed Set (TP, 1-3): Evermore, Blue Moon, ShadowlandThe Immortals

by Alyson Noël

(Ages 14 and up)

This information was gathered from the New York Times Best Sellers list, which reflects the sales of books from books sold nationwide, including independent and chain stores. It is correct at the time of publication and presented in random order. To see the full list you can visit: www.nytimes.com.

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

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